A chick magnet; an extension of manliness; a status symbol; call it what you will, but if you're a fan of Ferrari automobiles, then you'll be in heaven with Acer's Ferrari 1100 notebook, which is officially licensed to carry the prancing horse logo. It's flashy, light, has plenty of grunt, but you'd better place your order quick, as only 99 of these units will be released in Australia (we wonder who took the 100th?).
When the lid is up, rest assured that people will see the prancing horse, as well as get a good look at the nicely constructed lid panels. The rear of the unit has VGA and S-Video ports, so you can plug the Ferrari into a monitor or a TV if its 12.1in screen isn't enough for your needs.
When placed on a desk, the low-profile rubber keeps the Ferrari firmly planted to the surface for swift handling, while the rear is slightly raised to facilitate cooling. The front of the unit contains the unit's stereo speakers, audio ports and shortcut buttons for controlling the wireless devices. Speaking of which, the Ferrari 1100 has support for 802.11g, as well as 802.11 draft-n.
The carbon fibre chassis makes sure the unit will be able to survive accidental brushes with the wall, while the 250GB hard drive is ensconced in shock protection. The glossy finish will keep people's heads turning in your direction if you use this thing at an Internet cafe, that's for sure.
A mostly full-sized QWERTY keyboard makes it easy to type on this little beast, although some of the keys are small, while a Synaptics Touchpad is present for mouse movements. The biometric fingerprint reader can keep unauthorised people out of your system.
Despite being small and light, it still has the ability to play CDs and DVDs. As you can see, it's got a stylish slot-loading drive next to an SD/MS/xD/MS Pro memory card reader, a USB and a network port.
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